Martyn Williams

Senior Correspondent

Martyn Williams produces technology news and product reviews in text and video for PC World, Macworld, and TechHive from his home outside Washington D.C.. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices.

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror-finish that surrounds the device giving it a sparkly appearance that seems destined to require lots of polishing.

Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

There have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the right recipe and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when its phone debuts...

Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem for companies, and the CEO of a leading computer security firm says he fears 2017 could see entire companies shut down until they pay up or risk losing all their data.

IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Japan will kick off a drive this week to collect old smartphones and other portable gadgets so that they can be turned into medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

FCC takes first step toward over-the-air 4K broadcasting

FCC takes first step toward over-the-air 4K broadcasting

The FCC has taken the first step toward the eventual rollout of over-the-air terrestrial 4K TV broadcasting in the U.S. It published a proposed regulation that would allow stations to begin broadcasts using the ATSC3.0 format.

Trump to sign cybersecurity order calling for government-wide review

Trump to sign cybersecurity order calling for government-wide review

President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order Tuesday that gives each cabinet official more responsibility for the safety of data within his or her agency.

Uber, Amazon and Tesla ramped up their U.S. lobbying in 2016

Uber, Amazon and Tesla ramped up their U.S. lobbying in 2016

Many major tech companies spent less money lobbying in Washington in 2016, but a handful, including Uber and Amazon, invested significantly more in attempting to influence politicians and the regulatory process.

Alt Twitter government accounts spring up to challenge Trump

Alt Twitter government accounts spring up to challenge Trump

Alternative facts and fake news, meet Alt-Twitter. In the last few days a growing number of Twitter accounts have been started claiming to be the "alternative" or "rogue" voices of U.S. government workers and agencies.

Trump, May agree to take on ISIS in cyberspace

Trump, May agree to take on ISIS in cyberspace

The U.K. and U.S. are planning to work more closely to combat the spread of extreme Islamist ideology in cyberspace, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

Alphabet Q4 earnings surge on mobile, YouTube

Alphabet Q4 earnings surge on mobile, YouTube

Alphabet reported significantly higher revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 on the back of increased mobile and YouTube video advertising.

Controversial Park Service tweets arose from old Twitter passwords

Controversial Park Service tweets arose from old Twitter passwords

Two instances of tweets from National Park Service accounts that became political hot potatoes in the last few days were the result of bad password management, according to officials.

GPG Suite updated for secure email on OSX Sierra

GPG Suite updated for secure email on OSX Sierra

GPG Suite, an application that brings encrypted email to Mac OS, is now available in public beta for Sierra.

Samsung gets 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung gets 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung Electronics said its profit rose almost 20 percent in 2016 despite nearly flat sales and the costly recall of the Note 7 smartphone.

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

U.S. alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

U.S. alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities, and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.

Now it's AT&T's term to talk to Trump on jobs, investment

Now it's AT&T's term to talk to Trump on jobs, investment

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

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